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venues. but-- ?what impressions were left? and-- ?what's the future for the state's early caucus? kolo 8 news now's ed pearce has some thoughts. ask officials from either party and you'll hear something along the lines of "well, we pulled it off." that's a fair statement from their point of view because for all the stories of long lines, running out of ballots at a few locations, the usual confusion, they did pull it off. and republicans could point to a record turnout. more people, in fact, voted for donald trump last night than attended four years ago. democrats registered thousands and both parties updated their mailing lists and identified their most dedicated members. but was it enough? from the moment harry reid convinced the national democratic party to bestow an early spot on the calendar to a nevada caucus and republicans followed suit, everyone understood the challenge. unlike iowa, we'd never done a caucus on this scale, one that
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you talked with iowans back then, as i did, they would have told you we probably weren't up to the task. after three tries it's fair to ask if they weren't right. turnout is still low. confusion and frustration continue. those problems could be addressed with a primary, but though we've flirted with the idea, our lawmakers have been reluctant. if we want the national attention to continue and it's likely we do, we may have to take another look at that alternative. because with reid and his influence exiting the scene. a caucus culture in nevada still a work in progress, it's likely the national parties could be taking a long hard look at our early spot on the calendar. and it's not hard to conclude it's at risk. ed pearce kolo 8 news now. this morning, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said the senate, will not hold hearings or vote on president obama's pick for the supreme court. republicans on the senate judiciary committee-- even wrote a letter, vowing to forgo any hearings on the white house's selection. mcconnell said
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leave the next supreme court selection, to the next president. "presidents have a right to nominate, just as the senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent. in this case, the senate will withhold it. " "i think it will be very difficult for mr. mcconnell to explain how if the public concludes that this person is very well qualified that the senate should stand in the way simply for political reasons." a familiar face is rumored, to be a potential nominee. that's right-- governor brian sandoval. senate minority leader harry reid says he's met with sandoval, and thinks he would make a good supreme court justice. "you know i don't- i don't pick the justices. but i know if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person, he has a great record, and he's been a tremendously good
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problems there." reid says-- he believes president obama will make an announcement, possibly in the next two weeks. reid also said-- he's endorsing hillary clinton for president. "she's a person who is a very quick learner, all you need to do is look at what happened after 9/11. she did a good job. she fought for new york like i've never seen anyone fight for anything." reid's announcement comes after clinton's victory in saturday's nevada caucuses. this could give clinton a boost, heading into next week's "super tuesday" -- when democrats will vote in 11 states. ### lets turn our attention to the weather--- and the unseasonably warm temperatures outside. chief meteorologist jeff thompson joins us from the weather center. jeff... this is the week of yard work. a few of my neighbors were out today--- getting a jump-start on the spring. high pressure will dominate the weather picture through friday. expect chilly mornings, warm afternoons, light wind, and
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couple of systems could bring showers friday night-saturday morning and late sunday into monday, but amounts of rain and snow will be on the lighter side for most areas. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. temperatures early next week will be closer to average. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to 15 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. sunday night: a slight chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. monday: a slight chance of showers. mostly sunny, with a high near 57. monday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 61. thanks, jeff. deputies say unlocked cars in sun valley played a role in a string
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now, deputies are reminding all of us to lock our cars. it's easy to do... but some people forget. police say that memory lapse-- allowed this man... ryan brogan... and another juvenile... to break into at least four cars. and, deputies suspect there are more victims. "it very well could be more, and if there is anybody in the area of sun valley that perhaps things that something was taken from their vehicle, or they see that something was disturbed in their vehicle, to let us know at the sheriff's office so we can send people out with the appropriate resources to take take care of those." deputies also remind you to take your valuables inside. that way... burglars will be less likely to target you... and if they do decide to break into your car... you wont loose your belongings. ### for many, dogs and cats are members of the family. but-- ?did you know abandoning pets is a crime? we're taking a deeper look at this problem, and the resources that
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drones are becoming more and more popular. but-- ?do you know what makes them fly? we'll tell you about a new course, that'll teach you about the in's and out's of drones. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the break. our daytime highs continue to rise but our mornings, still pretty chilly. so join us tomorrow morning on good morning reno starting at 4:30 am and we'll take a live look outside, let you know just how cold it is for that morning commute. announcer: "you're watching kolo 8 news now at 6:30, with sarah johns, noah bond, weather with meteorologist jeff thomspon, and sports with josh little. this is kolo 8 news now at 6:30."
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jeff tcomplete forecast. high pressure will dominate the weather picture through friday. expect chilly mornings, warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of systems could bring showers friday night-saturday morning and late sunday into monday, but amounts of rain and snow will be on the lighter side for most areas. temperatures will cool in their wake, after warming to 70 by the end of the work week for western nevada valleys. temperatures early next week will be closer to average. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy,
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wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to 15 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. sunday night: a slight chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. monday: a slight chance of showers. mostly sunny, with a high near 57. monday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. tuesday: partly sunny, with a high near 61. high pressure will dominate the weather picture through friday. expect chilly mornings, warm afternoons, light wind, and occasional high clouds. a couple of systems could bring showers friday night-saturday morning and late sunday into monday, but amounts of rain and snow will be on the lighter side for most areas.
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wake, after warming to 70 by the e ed of the work week for western nevada valleys. temperatures early next week will be closer to average. -jeff tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to 15 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. sunday night: a slight chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. monday: a slight chance of
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we have more information about some breaking news. reno police officers are on scene at hunter lake and foster drive. they are looking for two suspects in a home invasion. the suspects are described as two light skinned black men. witnesses say there were workers in the area of the home who saw a man come out of the house with blood dripping from his head. we don't know if the suspects are still inside a home on foster drive. stay with kolo 8 news now as we continue to
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story. for most pet lovers, it's a heartbreaking decision to give up a pet. face, if you abandon a for news while you're newscast partner,
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for themselves. two dogs were found abandoned at the hidden valley dog park yesterday morning, with a basket of food and blankets. while animal control was able to take them in and contact the owner... it is illegal to abandon an animal. you can face fines up to 400-dollars, or even jail time. woman: it's a gated area fenced in area, but a coyote could jump the fence. these dogs were subjected to coyote bait basically. the nevada humane society offers resources to help.
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an animal and it's willing to work with people, who have financial obligations. ### some analysts predict the drone business-- could be an 80-billion dollar industry by 20-25. to help students learn the basics of the drone industry t-m-c-c has moved its drone courses into a new lab at the applied technology center on edison way. students learn drone ethics, how to fix them and how to fly them. the college's goal is to prepare students to be competitive in a growing field that has projecting one hundred thousand jobs by 20-25. mark sharp, instructor, tmcc, "so when they do complete this course they are ready to go, go fly for whoever might be ready to hire them." t-m-c-c needs students for its drone courses. the next course, is march 29th-- and the college needs a minimum of ten students to host the class. if you'd like more information on the drone program, go to kolo tv dot com, and
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for the second year in a row, nevada's bridges have been named the best in the nation. only 1-point-8 percent of nevada's roughly 19- hundred public bridges need repair. compare that to the national average, which is 9-point-6 percent. the nevada department of transportation, inspects all bridges in the state of nevada. they're inspected every two years. ### a local baseball player is in his first season with the wolf pack. plus... wolf pack basketball--- is back at
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sweep of utah "you're watching kolo 8 sports now with josh little." it's a big game for the wolf pack tonight... they're currently in 5th place... and the top 5 seeds get a first round bye at the conference tournament. the pack will take on utah state, a team nevada beat in logan back in january... that game was part of a five-game losing streak for the aggies... but they've been much better the last few weeks... with wins over both new mexico and colorado state... two teams that beat nevada this season.... they're coming off a loss at fresno state... a game that could have gone either way musselman: "even in the loss against fresno that had stretches where they played really, really well. they really score the ball and shoot the ball. and at times those are teams that have given us the most trouble. so we have to figure out a way to score
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defense you play they are able to put points on the board. " tipoff tonight at 7pm.... the wolf pack is a 4 point favorite at the sports books the kings have recalled duje dukan from the reno bighorns... he has started 16 games in reno, averaging 14 points and 4 rebounds per game... he is also shooting 33% from 3-point range. it looks like colin kaepernick will be back with the 49ers this season general manager trent baalke said that kap will be on the roster on april first, when this year's $11.9 million dollar salary becomes guaranteed... there were rumors that the 49ers would cut kaepernick before that date to save salary cap space... he is under contract for five more years.... the wolf pack baseball team has added a couple of local players this season... that includes reno high school grad cooper krug... he was the northern player of the year as a senior, batting .414 with 46 runs batted in....
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games with a 3.14 era... but he's done pitching and will play first base for the pack... it's a team he's always wanted to play for... but he says it's been a bit of an adjustment to the college level.. krug: "it's been pretty rough but it's fun. it's definitely, you've got to work the process and know what you've got to do. definitely the speed of the game, it's speeding up on me a little bit. but i'm getting use to it, so it's going to be fun." little: "what's it like putting on the silver and blue jersey?" krug: "you know, it's an honor. it's, i don't even know how to explain it, but it's just nice to finally be wearing this."
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uc irvine on friday for jeff is back with another check of your forecast. tonight: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. north wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. thursday: mostly sunny, with a high near 66. calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. thursday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 37. southeast
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south after midnight. friday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68. south wind 5 to 15 mph. friday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. saturday: mostly sunny, with a high near 62. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. sunday night: a slight chance of showers. mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. monday: a slight chance of showers. mostly sunny, with a high near 57. thanks for watching kolo 8 news now.
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this is "jeopardy!" today's contestants are -- an administrative officer from loveland, colorado... an h.r. consultant from newburyport, massachusetts... and our returning champion,
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whose 1-day cash winnings total... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen. we've had some especially exciting games on "jeopardy!" recently. yesterday, we said goodbye to a champion who left us with over $100,000. today, we welcome ben as our champ, and he's got over 20-some-thousand. jill and suzy, you've got your work cut out for you, but good luck. let's go to work right now in the jeopardy! round. and here are the categories for all three of you... next... that's followed by literary crossword clues with the letter "p" in quotation marks. you know what that means. we deal with... you have to identify the decade in which the dance was popular. ananfinally, we have this...

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